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Washington Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

A Washington durable financial power of attorney form allows a person to designate another person to act as their agent and handle their financial affairs. The principal will need to complete the form, initialing the powers given to the agent, and upon completing will need to be acknowledged before a notary public.
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Signing Requirements

The principal is required to sign in the presence of two witnesses or a notary public. The agent has the option to complete the Agent Certification which requires signing in the presence of a notary public (RCW 11.125.050, RCW 11.125.430).

Definition of “Durable”

“Durable,” with respect to a power of attorney, means not terminated by the principal’s incapacity (WA Rev Code § 11.125.020(2)).

Definition of “Power of Attorney”

“Power of attorney” means a writing that uses the term “power of attorney” and grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal (WA Rev Code § 11.125.020(7)).

Statutory Form

There is no statutory durable power of attorney document in Washington, but language concerning durable powers can be found here: RCW 11.125.020.